Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University is a vibrant community of scholars, leaders, and partners dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate learning. Even as a large, complex university with nearly 28,000 students, CMU maintains a friendly, small-college learning environment with a strong commitment to teaching, research, and discovery.

Mount Pleasant

United States

Warriner Hall 132, Central Michigan University
Phone: (989) 774-3025
Fax: (989) 774-2278
Website: http://www.art.cmich.edu/

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Our Aims

The Art Department, housed in a comprehensive university dedicated to scholarship, research, and creative activity, educates students to perceive and construct meaning in Art through visual language. Their studies enable students to appreciate how visual grammar connects the artist with other human beings through common experiential bonds.

Our interdisciplinary approach provides critical and aesthetic constructs through which students can interpret and communicate the ongoing processes of self-recognition and cultural interaction. Toward this end, the art department learning environment will:

-Provide opportunities for students to become aware of their own ideas and visual experiences.
-Support and foster the infusion of cultural diversity and cross-cultural visual encounters to offer students the widest understanding of human artistic activities.
-Develop student discipline, skills, and the spirit of inquiry necessary to manipulate materials in all studio endeavors.
-Develop critical, theoretical, and conceptual abilities through studies of art history, art criticism and aesthetics.
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Sample Student Art Work (32)

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Location and Getting there


Academic Staff and Description


News and Events

Spring 2007 BFA Applications
Applications for admission into the BFA program in 2D, 3D or Graphic Design must be submitted to Wightman 132 by 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 13th. Additional information.

NASAD Accreditation
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design voted to grant Associate Membership to Central Michigan University at its October 2006 meeting.

Stephen Barstow Speakers Series:
Analog to Digital: Evolution or Revolution?

Newsletter - http://www.art.cmich.edu/main/Vica's%20newsletter.pdf



Student Facilities

Student Organizations:

-National Art Education Association
-Photography Club
-Student Art League
-Clay Club
-Printmaking Club
-Students of Design

These organizations provide opportunities to understand the nature of a profession or the role of a professional society. Participation will help students prepare for a career and become better acquainted with other students, faculty, and working professionals. Students are encouraged to contact the department for further information

Student Support

Stephen Lawrence Barstow Art Scholarship
Open to all Undergraduate Financial aid recipients
Emphasis on Native American art Students
Minimum GPA in Art-2.5 for Freshman, 3.0 for others
Four $2,000 awards.

Stephen Lawrence Barstow Scholarship
Open to Native American Art Students
Minimum GPA in Art- 2.5 Freshman, 3.0 for others
Four $2,000 awards.

Katherine Ardis Ux Endowed Award in Art
Open to Students going directly into Graduate level study in Art
One $5,000 award

Evelyn Frye Smith Scholarship
Open to Undergraduates
Minimum 3.5 GPA in Art
Previous recipients not eligible
Three $1,000 awards.

Frances G. Fitch Art Scholarship
Open to students entering Junior or Senior year
Minimum 3.5 GPA in Art
Previous recipients not eligible
One $1,000 award.


How To Apply


Visit us (open days)


Any Weekday:
Individual appointments are scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Campus tours are given between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the academic year (between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the summer months).

Weekday visits are encouraged because classes are in full swing and staff members are readily available to answer questions.

Weekday visits include opportunities to meet individually with representatives from Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Career Services, and other departments. Campus tours are also available or you can arrange to meet with a professor or sit in on a class. We’ll personalize your visit to meet your needs.

Friday/Saturday programs:
Group programs begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m and are held primarily on Fridays and Saturdays, with some holidays included. They include a campus tour and lunch in a residence hall.

Learn more about CMU’s academic programs, admissions and financial aid processes, career services, and campus life in a group setting. Talk with current students about their experiences, and take a tour of campus.

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